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Passion drives the business

Benalla’s Mitchell Health Care has been selected as one of nine faces of small business in Victoria.. The Face of Business program is part of Victoria’s Small Business Festival, which runs until September 7.. Mitchell Health Care is an

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 18 2017
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Men wanted over Benalla theft

Low quality CCTV images have made this investigation challenging - can you help? . Benalla police are appealing for community assistance to help identify two males following a significant theft from a Bridge Street, Benalla retailer last year. . If

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 14 2017
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Camp safety for dogs

Camping trips and owning pets have both been part of Australian culture for decades, however combining the two can be problematic.. While Australia’s pristine wilderness can be great for you, it might not be so great for your furry friend, and

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Benalla Ensign
Aug 18 2017
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Review finds Victorian power price drivers

Industry practices, a market that doesn’t benefit consumers and the current competition structure are driving up Victoria’s electricity and gas prices, an independent review has found.. Tabled in State Parliament last week, the report

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Alana Christe...
Aug 22 2017
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Recycling drums is a MUST

A celebration of the 30millionth chemical container collected by Agsafe’s national drumMUSTER program was held at a Cosgrove property last week.. The program, which started in 1999, allows farmers to drop off unwanted, empty chemical

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Rodney Woods
Aug 22 2017
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Company promises compliance after underpaying workers...

A farming waste company in regional NSW that underpaid 16 truck drivers nearly $94,000 is back-paying the workers and overhauling its workplace practices, following intervention by the Fair Work Ombudsman.. Deniliquin-based company Downes Rice Hulls

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
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Wipe out poverty

Women from around Australia are joining forces as part of a global sisterhood to raise money and awareness for women living in poverty worldwide.. In September, Caritas Australia’s Women for the World fundraiser will bring together thousands

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
Viticulture

Almost as good as the Dog Star!

The Boss reckons this meteor shower, the Perseids, are worth getting up for, one of the great light shows of the year.. He was reading John Lewis's column on the subject to me the other day and said we'd better get up early over the weekend

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The General
Aug 21 2017
Viticulture

More temperature records for August broken

The last few days have seen more maximum temperatures records for August at places across the Northern part of the Nation. Daly Waters recorded 37.8 ,( 100 F ) , last Saturday 19th August and this broke the previous August high of 37.5 in 1970.. New

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Peter Nelson
Aug 21 2017
Cropping

Dealership proves it’s a class act

Two staff members of CLAAS Harvest Centre Echuca have been recognised among Australia’s best farm machinery professionals at the second Strive Annual Excellence Awards presented in Melbourne recently.. The awards recognise the best performing

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
Dairy

Home-grown feeds and the profit matrix

As a general statement, few would dispute home-grown feeds are cheapest.. However, we need to look at this more closely. Should we talk just feeds per se, or energy?. It is energy we convert to milk.. We should be discussing the cost of energy in

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Shepparton News
Aug 21 2017
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Harsh fines for wrong formula

Manufacturing company Accensi Pty Ltd had been fined $100000 by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority for supplying herbicides with additional chemical ingredients that were not listed in the registered formulation.. APVM

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Shepparton News
Aug 20 2017
Dairy

Youth camp back for IDW

Young people with a passion for the dairy industry are being encouraged to submit expressions of interest for next year’s National All Breeds Dairy Youth Camp.. The camp, which runs prior to International Dairy Week, is open to participants

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Shepparton News
Aug 20 2017
Cropping

Stop fires at source

There are two basic causes of hayshed fires.. The first is due to accident and poor preparation. In hot weather dry hay is easily set alight by sparks from machinery, hot exhausts or cigarettes.. Hay is also vulnerable to bushfires or grassfires

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Shepparton News
Aug 20 2017
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Foreign labour...

A Queensland labour-hire company and its manager have been penalised a total of more than $84000 after flouting record-keeping and pay slip laws relating to vulnerable foreign workers, despite having previously been cautioned by the Fair Work

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Shepparton News
Aug 19 2017
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Sydney Airport lifts profit 4.4% to $167m

Sydney Airport has lifted its distribution guidance by 11.3 per cent for 2017, after posting a 4.4 per cent climb in first-half profit to $166.6 million.

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AAP News
Aug 22 2017
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BHP boosts dividend despite profit miss

Resources giant BHP Billiton has swung to a $US5.9 billion profit, and trebled its final dividend to US43 cents a share.

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AAP News
Aug 22 2017
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Vic watchdog to oversee thugs after jail

A new watchdog will be created to monitor Victoria's serious sex and violent offenders after they've done their jail time.

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AAP News
Aug 22 2017
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Google may be building smart headphones

Google may getting ready to launch smart headphones that offer direct access to the Google Assistant, according to code in one of the company's Andriod apps.

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AAP News
Aug 22 2017
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Welfare drug tests for Sydney's southwest

The Turnbull government has selected Canterbury-Bankstown in Sydney's southwest as the first location for a drug-testing trial of new job seekers.

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AAP News
Aug 22 2017
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One dead after quake hits Italian island

One woman is dead and more than 20 have been injured after an earthquake caused buildings to collapse on the Italian resort island of Ischia.

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AAP News
Aug 22 2017
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Police shoot dead Barcelona attacker

Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, the man who drove the van that ploughed into pedestrians on Barcelona's Las Ramblas, has been shot dead by police.

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AAP News
Aug 22 2017
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No time to hate, says burns survivor

Dana Vulin, who suffered horrific burns after being set on fire by another woman during a jealous rage, says she doesn't waste time hating her attacker.

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AAP News
Aug 22 2017
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Banks flag High Court challenge on SA tax

The Australian Bankers Association is threatening to take South Australia to the High Court over its banks levy.

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AAP News
Aug 22 2017
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'Beautiful warrior' NSW teen Hannah dies

Tributes are pouring in after the death of NSW Hunter Valley schoolgirl Hannah Rye who was taken to her year 10 school formal by footy star Trent Hodkinson.

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AAP News
Aug 22 2017
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MP called British-Australian in 1966 form

Liberal MP Ann Sudmalis' citizenship is under scrutiny again after it was revealed a document from when she was 10 described her as "British-Australian".

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AAP News
Aug 22 2017
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